Contract Analyst, Sr.
Salary is range is $53,540 to $68,412.
Apply by: 5/18/18
The Contract Analyst Sr. performs advanced-level and complex professional governmental accounting for an assigned department of the Clerk & Comptroller. Employees in this classification are responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate recording and reporting of all financial activities for the assigned area. Areas of assignment include, but are not limited to, pre-auditing, contracts and grants, and reconciliations. Incumbent ensures compliance with applicable regulatory standards, generally accepted accounting principles, and approved policies and procedures. Essential functions, as outlined herein, are performed in accordance with the established productivity standards for the function of assignment.
The Clerk's office has demanding timelines and we need an experienced analyst who has a strong sense of urgency and commitment to public service, is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, is passionate about providing outstanding customer service and desires a challenging and rewarding career.
For those candidates who qualify, the Clerk & Comptroller's office offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability plans plus participation in the FRS retirement plan.
ROLE OF THE POSITION:
The Successful candidate performs the following key duties:
- Analyzes, reviews, and audits complex items specific to assigned area for accuracy, regulatory compliance and/or adherence to policies and procedures, i.e., payroll changes, payroll deductions, W-2 reports, 1099 reporting, contracts, resolutions, reconciliation reports, agreements, grant reimbursements, payment requests, resolutions, cash balances
- Processes documents received in accordance with policy and governing authorities, to include any necessary adjustments
- Utilizes various automated business management systems in processing and submitting payment actions such as auto generated reports and interfaces
- Identifies areas for improvement in grant and contract compliance procedures; provides recommendations to better coordinate department activity and streamline processes
- Reconciles and/or balances various accounts or items specific to assigned area, i.e., credit card/EFT receivables, liability accounts, cash accounts, encumbrance discrepancies, payroll, revenue
- Performs complex research and analysis, i.e., out of balance conditions, contract/grants agenda item inconsistencies, account discrepancies; interprets rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and precedents
- Reviews and suggests updates to any internal policies and procedures as needed
- Communicates with management, employees, other departments, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; attends various meetings and serves on committees as needed
- Identifies and understands implications of key provisions on assigned contracts and grants; works with Legal Compliance Officer to develop and maintain contract and agreement checklist for program and regulatory changes to ensure compliance and accountability; develops a timeline for review of contract items
- Conducts complex audits of various operational areas in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards; analyzes government functions, programs, processes, and activities; determines whether activities are in compliance with laws, policies, procedures, and good business practices
- Performs follow-up subsequent to completion of audit; ascertains status of recommendation(s) implementation
- Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable policies/procedures and laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of trends and developments in governmental auditing and governmental accounting principles and practices
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate will have experience with government contracts/agreements along with the following minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or related field
- Five (5) years of recent and relevant experience that includes contract compliance, public finance administration, automated financial systems, and regulatory standards regarding administration of public funds;
- Demonstrated exceptional verbal/written communication skills and local and state legislative research experience required